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Building Procurement

As an industrial process, construction is unique in that the method of procurement of any built asset (building, infrastructure or process plant) defines many of the subsequent management processes that take place during the building phase– a very different situation to the purchase of goods and services in most other industries. The procurement process is therefore central to the success of any construction project and many of the problems which impact construction projects can be traced back to the procurement phase, so a good understanding of the methods of procurement and the influence it has on project success is essential for all those working in the industry. Much has changed in the global construction industry since publication of the first edition of Building Procurement, for example the global liquidity&banking crisis and the debt burden of many major economies. This new edition has been rewritten to take account of these significant developments, but at its core it continues to provide a critical examination and review of current procurement practices in the UK, continental Europe (including EU procurement procedures), China and the USA. It retains its original strong emphasis on the need for clients to establish achievable objectives which reflect the project business case and focuses on development of suitable strategies and management structures to meet those objectives in the current construction climate. Building Procurement will be essential reading for senior undergraduate and postgraduate students of construction management and practitioners working in all areas of construction management. Review of the first edition«…a thorough and comprehensive investigation of building procurement…» Construction Management and Economics

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ISBN: 9781118493700

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Adrian Smith

Infobox musical artist
Name = Adrian Smith


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Born = birth date and age|1957|2|27|df=y
Hackney, East London, England
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Instrument = Guitar, Guitar synth, Vocals
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Genre = Heavy metal, Progressive rock, Hard rock
Occupation = Musician, Songwriter
Years_active = 1972 - present
Label = EMI
Associated_acts = Urchin, Iron Maiden, The Entire Population of Hackney, ASAP, The Untouchables, Psycho Motel, Bruce Dickinson, Kai Hansen, Michael Kiske
URL = http://www.ironmaiden.com
Notable_instruments = Lado Earth
Ibanez Destroyer

Adrian Frederik "H" Smith (born February 27, 1957 in Hackney, East London, England) is a guitarist and one of three guitarists/songwriters in the British band Iron Maiden. He also sings backing vocals on some songs, along with Steve Harris.

Biography

While at school, Adrian befriended Dave Murray and formed his first band Urchin as lead singer and lead guitarist. Adrian had bought his first guitar from Murray, a Woolworths' Top 20, for five quid (later he painted it gold and sold it again for 12 quid, as he states in the "Early Days" DD). Murray left Urchin to join Iron Maiden, the new band of another local musician, Steve Harris. Smith continued to front Urchin, with limited success, until joining Maiden in late 1980 for the "Killers" album (released in 1981), replacing Dennis Stratton. Smith first wrote songs for Maiden on the 1982 album "The Number of the Beast", and was the band's secondary songwriter from then on (often in co-operation with Bruce Dickinson). Smith and Dave Murray combined playing dual lead guitars helping to forge the trademark sound of Iron Maiden. Some notable lead duets are "2 Minutes to Midnight", "Alexander the Great" and "Rime of the Ancient Mariner". Notable solos include "Wasted Years", "Stranger in a Strange Land" and "The Wicker Man".

Adrian's solos are usually composed rather than improvised. His legato playing is very smooth and fast and typically even his very fast passages have a musical function and relationship to the chord structure behind the solo, drawing from modes and arpeggios which are more often from blues licks.

Smith released a solo LP with the band ASAP (Adrian Smith And Project) titled "Silver and Gold" in 1989. Following its release, Smith departed from Iron Maiden in 1990 when recordings for the "No Prayer for the Dying" album were about to start, and was replaced by Janick Gers. It is widely believed that Adrian left due to his unhappiness with the direction the band was taking: after releasing the experimental "Somewhere in Time" and "Seventh Son of a Seventh Son" albums, Steve Harris had decided to take the band back to a more traditional hard rock direction which can clearly be heard on the "No Prayer for the Dying" album. This album featured one last song co-penned by Adrian with Bruce Dickinson, "Hooks in You".

Bruce Dickinson's comment on Adrian:

"When he left the band in 1990, I think everybody was a bit surprised at how much we missed him and certainly, I don’t think anybody had realized how much the fans would miss him - big time. I wouldn’t have rejoined Iron Maiden if he wasn’t in the band. I just don’t think it would have been complete without Adrian, and now, it’s great having three guitarists."

In 1996, Adrian joined forces with former Helloween vocalist, Michael Kiske on Kiske's solo album Instant Clarity. He plays guitar on a few tracks and co-wrote a few songs.

Later, Adrian formed his alternative rock-influenced band Psycho Motel. This band was a progression from an earlier music project of his, The Untouchables, which had featured some of the members from ASAP and Jamie Stewart. The band recorded two albums, "State of Mind" (1996) and "Welcome to the World" (1997). Smith would also play on Bruce Dickinson's "Accident of Birth" and "The Chemical Wedding" albums. The influence of this more progressive direction, as well as Adrian's heavier rhythm guitar playing, on Iron Maiden's own performances since he rejoined the band is clear.

On August 22nd 1992 Smith made a brief appearance onstage with Maiden to play "Running Free" during the Castle Donington 'Monsters Of Rock' Festival.

In 1999, Smith re-joined Iron Maiden for the "Ed Hunter" tour", a tour in support of the video game of the same name. Since then, Iron Maiden have released 3 studio albums, "Brave New World" in 2000, "Dance of Death" in 2003 and "A Matter of Life and Death" in 2006. He remains with the band to this day.

In his spare time, Adrian loves fishing, as can be seen on the "Rock In Rio" DVD.

Adrian has a wife named Nathalie, and three children, son Dylan Smith (born in 1989) and twin daughters Natasha Smith and Brittany Smith (born in 1991).

Equipment

Guitars

Smith's preferred guitar is the Fender Stratocaster, though he has used a variety of others over his career including several different Dean models, a custom built Jackson, Ibanez Destroyer, Gibson Les Pauls, a Gibson Explorer, Gibson SGs and Lado Guitars. On the "A Matter of Life and Death" DVD he says the first guitar he bought was a Gibson Les Paul Goldtop that cost him £235 when he was 17; he's still using it, and "it's still probably the best guitar I've got". He had to work on a building site all summer to pay for it. His current Stratocaster features a DiMarzio Super Distortion humbucker in the bridge position, which is the pickup he uses almost exclusively, and a Floyd Rose locking tremolo system. On the H/S/S strats he has been playing recently he uses the bridge humbucker almost exclusively. Adrian uses gauge 9 strings and has his action set slightly higher than average. Contrary to common belief, Adrian does not use the Seymour Duncan JB Junior pickup, which is favoured by fellow Iron Maiden guitarist Janick Gers. For his solo work with Bruce Dickinson he has used (at least live) a Jackson King V guitar tuned down to D, providing a darker and heavier sound. He has also used this setup on occasion after re-joining Iron Maiden. In the booklet of their album "A Matter of Life and Death", Adrian is shown with a custom made two neck Jackson Soloist. Smith used the guitar, a 6/12 string, for the song "Children of the Damned" during Iron Maiden's 2007 tour. As of August of 2007, Adrian Smith is being endorsed by Jackson guitars, the first time in over fifteen years since he was endorsed by a guitar company.
* A Fender American Stratocaster with a Floyd Rose tremolo system with a backup Fender.
* A Gibson SG with a backup Gibson.

Adrian has around 30 guitars in his collection. This is the list of guitars which can be seen on various pictures;

* At least seven Jackson/Charvel custom Stratocasters/Superstrats, one of them with integrated MIDI systems
* At least four custom Lados (two Lado Earths, one Lazer with MIDI system, and a Lado custom Strat)
* At least four Fender Stratocasters
* At least three Gibson Les Pauls
* At least five Gibson SGs
* Ibanez Destroyer II
* Ibanez Roadstar
* Dean Baby ML
* Roland G-707 MIDI guitar
* At least two ESP Mirages
* Hamer Standard
* Jackson custom doubleneck Soloist
* Jackson KV1
* Ovation acoustic guitar
* Taylor acoustic guitar

Specifications

For the Fender American Stratocaster:
* Ernie Ball Strings (.009, - .046)
* Tuning: Standard (low to high: E A D G B E)
* Fender Custom Shop Texas Special Pickups (neck and middle)
* DiMarzio Super Distortion (bridge)For the Gibson SG:
* Ernie Ball Strings (.009, - .046)
* Tuning: Drop-D (low to high: D A D G B E)
* Stock Pickups

Effects, controllers and processors

* Dunlop Wah Controller
* Yamaha MFC10 Midi Foot Controller
* Digitech Whammy Pedal
* Ibanez TS-9 Tube Screamer
* Mike Hill B.I.S. Isolation hole

Amplifiers

* Two 300-Watt Marshall 1960A Angled-Front 8x12 CabsLoaded with 75-Watt Celestion G12-T75 Speakers
* Two Marshall 30th Anniversary 6100LM 100-Watt All-Tube Heads

Units and tuners

* Shure U4 Wireless Receiver
* Whirlwind Multi-Selector 4-Channel Selector
* Dunlop DCR-1SR Rack Wah
* Peavey Tubefex Tube Preamp & Multi-Fx Unit

Reference: Guitar World December 2006

Discography

Urchin

* "Black Leather Fantasy" (1977)
* "She's A Roller" (1977)
* "Urchin" (2004)- Best of/Compilation

Iron Maiden

* "Killers" (1981)
* "The Number of the Beast" (1982)
* "Piece of Mind" (1983)
* "Powerslave" (1984)
* "Live After Death" (1985)
* "Somewhere in Time" (1986)
* "Seventh Son of a Seventh Son" (1988)
* "Brave New World" (2000)
* "Rock in Rio" (2002)
* "Dance of Death" (2003)
* "Death on the Road" (2005)
* "A Matter of Life and Death" (2006)

A.S.A.P.

* "Silver and Gold" (1989)

Psycho Motel

* "State of Mind" (1996)
* "Welcome to the World" (1997)

Bruce Dickinson

* "Accident of Birth" (1997)
* "The Chemical Wedding" (1998)
* "Scream for Me Brazil" (1999)

Guest appearances

*"Earthshaker (1983) - Earthshaker - "Dark Angel"
*"Hear 'n Aid" (1985) – "Stars"
*Rock Aid Armenia – "The Earthquake Album" (1989) – "Smoke on the Water"
*Iron Maiden - "Live at Donington" (1993) - "Running Free"
*Michael Kiske – "Instant Clarity" (1996) – "The Calling", "New Horizons"
* "Humanary Stew: A Tribute to Alice Cooper" (1998) – "Black Widow"
*"Various Artists" (2005)- "Welcome to Nightmare: An All-Star to Alice"

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